There were 517 households out of which 37.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,854, and the median income for a family was $32,337. Males had a median income of $25,875 versus $18,092 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,592. About 11.6% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
IOWA UTILITIES BOARD ISSUES ORDER TO SPIRIT LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS VS. INTERSTATE POWER AND LIGHT DENYING REQUEST FOR FORMAL COMPLAINT PROCEEDINGS
Aug 22, 2007; The Iowa Utilities Board issued the following order: IN RE: SPIRIT LAKE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS,Complainant,vs.INTERSTATE POWER AND...
No fishing: U.S. Forest Service rejects request from local angling- conservation club for a catch-and-release season at Spirit Lake
Feb 26, 2004; The U.S. Forest Service has rejected a request to allow limited catch-and-release trout fishing at Spirit Lake on the north side...